Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo on Tuesday has a good suggestion in easing the traffic congest in Metro Manila and that is to implement the 24-hour work activity with some working in the day and some at night.
In a media briefing, Panelo said that even though some industries are already practicing operations at night, it would be better if some will come to work during the day and some at night since it will lessen the number of people commuting.
“For instance, eskuwelahan, bangko, kung merong night, kumbaga 24 hours ang activity natin. Meron bang ganoon sa buong mundo? Parang wala pa. Ano kaya subukan natin?” Panelo said.
“Can you imagine kung gagawin mong 24 hours ang activity, di kalahati niyan nasa night time iyong kalahati nasa araw,” he added.
Panelo also added that the government is open for further suggestions from the public on ways to ease traffic in Metro Manila. He also appealed to the commuters to give the MMDA a chance to ease traffic by implementing its widely-criticized provincial bus ban along EDSA.
“Gaya nang sinabi ko, nag-eeksperimento sila. Tingnan natin kung ano ang kahihinatnan, and then saka tayo gumawa ng hakbang,” he noted.
“Let MMDA do its job. Kapag wala pa ring magawa, eh di hanap naman tayo ng ibang solusyon. It’s useless discussing these things na mayroon na nga silang nirerekomenda at ginagawa nilang paraan tapos hindi pa nga nagagawa, ito na tayo, kini-criticize na,” Panelo emphasized.